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Your LIFE daily: Other ways to soothe animals; Alternative healing week.

PET owners with an interest in alternative health are finding that there is more choice on offer now for their pets too.

There are vets who can offer homeopathy - check out the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons website at for more information.

Some vets can also offer acupuncture, although this is rarer. Check out the website, from the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists for more details.

Natural solutions

A NATURAL insect repellent to deter dog fleas - mix five drops each of tea tree oil, citronella oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil to one cup of water, shake it and put in a spray bottle.

Magnetic therapy

HUMANS have used magnets for years to help with pain relief. Now magnetic products including dog collars and bed pads are available for pets too. Check out for example.


SOME pets can find themselves off their feet through illness or accident. They can get around thanks to a variety of wheeled carriers. Visit for information on wheelchairs, support slings, quad chairs and more.

Essential oils

SOME people swear by essential oils to help calm their nerves, invigorate or soothe and animals can benefit too.

The Guild of Essential Oil Therapy for Animals can offer more information. Call 01869 349813 or email or visit the website on

Alternative therapies

REIKI therapy and EFT - emotional freedom technique are just two of a number of alternative therapies which pet owners have utilised to help their animals.

There is also Tellington Touch, an established method of improving communication between you and your animal.

It works on the basis of a series of 15 TTouches, gentle, circular movements, which influence the nervous system.

The TTouch method can help in the care and training of your pet and can improve health and performance and behavioural and physical problems.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 12, 2007
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